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Ashley Kurtz
Ashley Kurtz
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.-2L
Hometown: Peoria, Ariz.
High School: Sandra Day O'Connor
Position: Swimming

Academic Notes: Majoring in history with a minor in geography.

2009-10 (Junior): Swam in four exhibition events at the WAC Championships … All four results were season-best times … Had career-best 25.24 in 50-yard freestyle during WAC meet … One of nine NAU swimmers to compete in six or more individual events.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Swam a career-best time of 53.57 in the prelims of the 100 freestyle at the WAC Championships ... Part of third-place 200 freestyle relay team vs. Kansas on Oct. 18 ... Part of third-place 200 medley relay team vs. San Diego on Jan. 24 and took fifth place in the 200 backstroke in the same meet.

2007-08 (Freshman): Competed in four meets in her first season with the Lumberjacks ... Part of the second-place 200 medley relay team at San Diego on Dec. 15 ... Swam on fifth-place 200 freestyle relay and sixth-place 400 medley relay vs. Pac-10 Washington State on Nov. 16.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Sandra Day O'Connor High School … Four-year starter and one-year team captain … Two-time MVP … Finished second in the 100 back at states as a senior … Holds school records in the 50 free and 100 back … Swam for the Brophy East club team for coach Dave Gibson … Also swam for four years with the Arizona Desert Fox team.

Personal Info: Ashley René Kurtz was born Jan. 11, 1989 in Glendale, Ariz. … Daughter of John and Lori Kurtz … Has one brother, Andrew and two sisters, Gretchen and Natalie … Most memorable moment in her high school career was finishing second in the 100 backstroke at the state meet as a senior.